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South China Sea and ASEAN Chairmanship

Paper No. 5630                                        Dated 06-Jan-2014

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations

South China Sea disputes involve five ASEAN nations whose sovereignty in different portions of this strategic sea region stand contested by China adopting a mixed strategy of political coercion, military brinkmanship and use of force to occupy its claimed islands and landforms.

MYANMAR: Nationwide Ceasefire

Paper No. 5599                                      Dated 11-Nov-2013

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

Introduction

A lull in the civil war that has ravaged the country for the last six decades seems to be in sight. 

Myanmar President Directs Security Forces to use Force to Quell Communal Violence

 

Paper No: 5443                                   Dated  29-Mar- 2013

By B.Raman

The violent incidents in Central Myanmar, which initially targeted Muslims, their places of worship and properties at Meikhtila on March 20,2013, have since spread to other areas north of Rangoon and there have been reports of Muslims as well as Buddhists now being targeted often by the same mobs which move on motor-bykes.

Sustaining change in Myanmar

 

Paper No. 5439                                              Dated 28-Mar-2013

By Col. R. Hariharan

[This article formed the basis for Col Hariharan’s presentation “Political and economic change in Myanmar” at the Federation of Indian Export Organisation (FIEO) seminar “Doing Business with Myanmar” at Chennai on March 16, 2013.]

Strategic context of change

MYANMAR: Buddhist-Muslim Clashes in Meikhtila

Paper No. 5434                                         Dated 23-Mar-2013

By B. Raman

Between 20 and 26 persons are reported to have been killed in three days of violent clashes between Buddhists and Burman Muslims (not Rohingyas) in the central Myanmar cantonment town of Meikhtila since March 20, 2013. Official figures have, however, given the death toll as five only till the evening of March 22.

MYANMAR: National league for Democracy Party Congress

Paper no. 5424                                                            Dated 14-Mar-2013

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

“Even party members say their National League for Democracy is in disarray — suffering from an array of problems including what one called a “leadership vacuum” in the middle ranks.” - Thomas Fuller (The New York Times)

Introduction

Myanmar: Ethnic Reconciliation and the Peace Process

Paper No. 5404                                        Dated 22-Feb-2013

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

In a landmark talks between the government and the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) held at Chiang Mai on 20 Feb 2013, the government, perhaps for the first time, officially agreed to initiate a political dialogue with the ethnics after six decades of civil war. 

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